Journal article

Interventions for Adolescents With ADHD to Improve Peer Social Functioning: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Sarah Morris, Jade Sheen, Mathew Ling, Denise Foley, Emma Sciberras

Journal of Attention Disorders | SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC | Published : 2020


Objective: Peer social functioning difficulties characteristic of ADHD persist into adolescence, but the efficacy of interventions for this age group remains unclear. Method: A systematic search of nonpharmacological interventions for adolescents with ADHD (10-18 years) identified 11 trials addressing social functioning, of which eight were included in meta-analyses. Results: Random effects meta-analyses of four randomized trials found no differences in social functioning between treatment and control groups by parent- (g = -0.08 [-0.34, 0.19], k = 4, N = 354) or teacher-report (g = 0.17 [-0.06, 0.40], k = 3, N = 301). Meta-analyses of nonrandomized studies indicated participants' social fun..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: Sarah Morris is supported by an Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship. Emma Sciberras' position is funded by an NHMRC Career Development Fellowship (1110688: 2016-21) and a veski Inspiring Women's Fellowship.